Spring is here and with it come the home invaders. Money is a concern for many of us and it may seem like doing your own pest control is a good idea. While there are times when this might work it isn’t always the best idea. Professional pest control companies have technicians that are specially trained and licensed in the correct application of the chemicals used. Also, most companies will offer some type of guarantee on their work. Here are three reasons you shouldn’t try and handle your own pest control.
EFFECTIVENESS – Professional technicians are trained not only in the correct use of pesticides but also in pest identification. If you are unsure what type of pest you are trying to get rid of you may use the wrong product or even the wrong technique. This can lead to more time and money being spent to combat an issue that could have been taken care of in one treatment.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES – Pest control products are closely regulated to make sure local environments are not destroyed. Incorrect mixing of products or the use of multiple products in one location can cause damage to plants and wildlife. They may even prove harmful to you or your family if not used properly. Professional pest control companies train their technicians in the proper use of all products. Rapid Pest Solutions uses Integrated Pest Management, or IPM. This means that we solve pest problems while minimizing risk to people and the environment.
PERSONAL SAFETY – Even the pest control products that you buy at the hardware or home improvement stores contain chemicals that can be harmful to you and your family if not fully understood. Don’t use guess work when it comes to your well being and that of your family. Contact a professional.